HKETO Celebration Events

A series of events including business seminars, receptions and performances will be organised by HKETO to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Find out more below.

Chinese New Year Party organised with the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association

9 February 2022
Chinese New Year Dinner in Perth

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Chinese New Year Dinner organised with the Western Australia Chapter, HKABA Chinese New Year Party organised with the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association

Chinese New Year Dinner in Perth

The Director of HKETO Sydney, Miss Trista Lim, virtually attended the Chinese New Year Dinner jointly organised with the Western Australia Chapter, Hong Kong Australia Business Association on 9 February. Citing various remarkable achievements of Hong Kong in 2021, Miss Lim shared with the participants the latest development in Hong Kong and stressed that Hong Kong's financial system remains remarkably resilient despite the pandemic. HKETO would take forward different events to promote priority areas for economic development and attract talents to Hong Kong to grasp the immense opportunities under the 14th Five-Year Plan. As Hong Kong is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region under the theme of "A New Era - Stability • Prosperity • Opportunity" in 2022, Miss Lim also welcomed the participants to join the wide range of celebration events to be organised by HKETO this year.

Chinese New Year event organised with the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association

10 February 2022
Chinese New Year event in Auckland

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Chinese New Year event organised with the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association Chinese New Year event organised with the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association

Chinese New Year event in Auckland

The Director of HKETO Sydney, Miss Trista Lim, virtually attended the Chinese New Year event jointly organised with the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association on 10 February. Miss Lim updated the participants the encouraging economic performance and latest development in Hong Kong. Citing the Chief Executive's 2021 Policy Address, Miss Lim talked about the immense opportunities for Hong Kong under the 14th Five-Year Plan and stressed that Hong Kong will continue to be the prime partner in exploring benefits from the continuing development of the Mainland and its deepening integration with the Asian region. Miss Lim also highlighted that Hong Kong is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2022 under the theme of "A New Era - Stability • Prosperity • Opportunity". HKETO will organise a wide range of events to celebrate Hong Kong’s exemplary achievements since returning to its motherland and enhance Hong Kong's status as an international city.

Chinese New Year Party organised with the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association

22 February 2022
Chinese New Year Cocktail in Sydney

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Chinese New Year Cocktail in Sydney Chinese New Year Cocktail in Sydney

Chinese New Year Cocktail in Sydney

HKETO and the New South Wales Chapter of the Hong Kong Australia Business Association jointly organised a Chinese New Year Cocktail at the Chinese Garden of Friendship in Sydney on 22 February. The event was well attended by over 120 participants. The Director of HKETO Sydney, Miss Trista Lim, gave a welcoming speech highlighting that the Year of the Tiger marks an important milestone for Hong Kong as it is the year to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The celebration theme, “A New Era - Stability • Prosperity • Opportunity”, not only represents Hong Kong’s exemplary achievements since returning to its motherland, but also underscores the anticipation for and strong confidence in a bright future. Miss Lim added that HKETO would organise a wide range of celebration events to showcase Hong Kong’s vibrant developments and achievements and enhance Hong Kong’s status as an international city.

The Young Professional Career & Networking Seminar

29 April 2022
The Young Professional Career & Networking Seminar

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The Young Professional Career & Networking Seminar The Young Professional Career & Networking Seminar

The Young Professional Career & Networking Seminar

The Director of HKETO Sydney, Miss Trista Lim, attended the Young Professional Career & Networking Seminar organised by the New South Wales Chapter of the Hong Kong Australia Business Association at Hong Kong House in Sydney on 29 April. Miss Lim said in her welcoming remarks that Hong Kong is well-established as a business and financial hub in Asia connecting global talents to unique opportunities in the rapidly developing Greater Bay Area, Mainland China, Asia and beyond. With the rule of law, a tried and trusted common law system, a market-oriented and international business environment, and a low, simple and competitive tax system, Hong Kong is one of the most attractive global cities for talents to work and live. Miss Lim added that as the Chief Executive unveiled in her 2021 Policy Address the doubling of the annual quota under the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme to 4 000 and the addition of new professions to the Talent List as well as expansion of the scope of some existing professions, talents from all over the world would be attracted to work in Hong Kong and to complement Hong Kong’s direction to develop the key areas of finance, innovation and technology, arts and culture, as well as dispute resolution services. She further shared that 2022 marks an important milestone for Hong Kong as it is the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. HKETO would organise a wide range of celebration events to showcase Hong Kong’s vibrant developments.

The Greater Bay Area (GBA) Seminar in Auckland

26 May 2022
The Greater Bay Area (GBA) Seminar in Auckland

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Director of HKETO Sydney attended the Greater Bay Area (GBA) Seminar organised by the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association Director of HKETO Sydney attended the Greater Bay Area (GBA) Seminar organised by the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association
Director of HKETO Sydney attended the Greater Bay Area (GBA) Seminar organised by the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association Director of HKETO Sydney attended the Greater Bay Area (GBA) Seminar organised by the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association

Director of HKETO Sydney attended the Greater Bay Area (GBA) Seminar organised by the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association

The Director of HKETO Sydney, Miss Trista Lim, attended the GBA Seminar jointly organised by the Hong Kong New Zealand Business Association, North Asia Centre of Asia Pacific of Excellence, the Canton Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand, and the New Zealand China Trade Association on 26 May. Addressing around 150 attendees at the seminar, Miss Lim said that HKETO was eager to reconnect with the New Zealand business community to consolidate the close and long-standing relationship between Hong Kong and New Zealand. Miss Lim shared that Hong Kong, as Asia’s leading world-class city and a business and financial hub, has many to offer, including the unique advantages under “One Country, Two Systems”, a fine tradition of rule of law, free economy, well-established infrastructural connectivity, and a market-oriented and international business environment. Hong Kong will definitely be the prime partner in tapping the vast business potential in the GBA and beyond. Miss Lim then highlighted that Hong Kong is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2022 under the theme of “A New Era - Stability • Prosperity • Opportunity”. HKETO will organise a wide range of events to celebrate Hong Kong’s exemplary achievements since returning to its motherland and enhance Hong Kong’s status as an international city.

The Greater Bay Area (GBA) Seminar in Auckland

31 May 2022
The Greater Bay Area (GBA) Symposium in Melbourne

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The Greater Bay Area (GBA) Symposium in Melbourne The Greater Bay Area (GBA) Symposium in Melbourne
The Greater Bay Area (GBA) Symposium in Melbourne The Greater Bay Area (GBA) Symposium in Melbourne

Director of HKETO Sydney attended the Greater Bay Area (GBA) Symposium organised by Invest Hong Kong

The Director of HKETO Sydney, Miss Trista Lim, attended the Greater Bay Area Symposium “Hong Kong: Your Greater Bay Area Partner in Expanding Your Global Business” organised by Invest Hong Kong on 31 May. Miss Lim stressed in her welcome remarks that GBA is one of the most ambitious development projects to date. The collection of Hong Kong, Macao and nine cities in southern China is an emerging cluster-city development integrating some 86 million consumers and a GDP worth about US$1.9 trillion. Miss Lim highlighted that the National 14th Five-Year Plan expressly supports Hong Kong’s development of eight international centres and emerging industries, and promotes the continuing deepening of Hong Kong’s economic integration with Mainland China through the GBA. As the wealth in the region continues to accumulate at a high speed, Hong Kong’s central role in the GBA presents tremendous opportunities. Miss Lim further shared that Hong Kong is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region under the theme of “A New Era - Stability • Prosperity • Opportunity” and HKETO will continue to facilitate businesses to expand into Hong Kong. Following Miss Lim's remarks, the Director-General of Investment Promotion, Mr Stephen Phillips, gave a pre-recorded keynote remarks delivering the latest developments, initiatives, exciting business and investment opportunities in the GBA. The symposium was concluded with panel discussions which focused on the challenges, opportunities and tips on doing businesses in the GBA areas, in particularly addressing the importance of using Hong Kong to start the business journey in the GBA.

The Greater Bay Area (GBA) Seminar in Auckland

14 June 2022
Business Luncheon in Sydney

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Business Luncheon held in Sydney to celebrate 25th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR

HKETO and Business Sydney jointly organised a business luncheon in Sydney on 14 June to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and share with the Australian business community the latest developments of green and sustainable finance in Hong Kong. Themed "25 Years and Beyond - How Hong Kong Continues to Grow as a Green and Sustainable Finance Hub", the business luncheon was well attended by over 100 business leaders and executives. Addressing the event in a virtual keynote speech, the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr Christopher Hui, shed light on the vibrant green bond market and the key initiatives to further enrich the green and sustainable finance ecosystem in Hong Kong. Mr Hui then participated in a question-and-answer session which covered a broad range of topics that were appealing to the Australian business community, including the global development trend of green finance and initiatives to continue developing Hong Kong into a green finance centre in the Greater Bay Area (GBA). Prominent executives also participated in a panel discussion to share their valuable views on the development of green and sustainable finance and environmental, social and governance, and how businesses in Australia can drive awareness in these fields to grasp the opportunities. The Director of HKETO Sydney, Miss Trista Lim, added in her closing remarks that the National 14th Five-Year Plan supports Hong Kong’s development of eight international centres and emerging industries. Hong Kong will continue to be the prime partner for businesses to tap the vast business potential in the GBA, Mainland China and beyond.

Gala dinner in Sydney

5 July 2022
Gala dinner in Sydney

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Gala dinner held in Sydney to celebrate 25th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR

HKETO hosted a gala dinner in Sydney on 5 July to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR under the theme of “A New Era – Stability.Prosperity.Opportunity”. The event was well attended by over 250 guests. Addressing the gala dinner in a virtual speech, the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr Christopher Hui, highlighted Hong Kong’s various strengths and the immense opportunities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area development and the National 14th Five-Year Plan. The Director of HKETO Sydney, Miss Trista Lim, said that with the continued support from the Central Government and the concerted efforts of the community, Hong Kong will continue to overcome challenges and scale new heights in many more quarter centuries to come.

Reception in Melbourne

12 July 2022
Reception in Melbourne

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Reception in Melbourne Reception in Melbourne

Reception held in Melbourne to celebrate 25th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR

HKETO hosted a reception in Melbourne on 12 July to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Under the theme of "A New Era - Stability • Prosperity • Opportunity", the reception was well attended by around 150 guests. The Director of HKETO Sydney, Miss Trista Lim, said that with its unique strengths under "one country, two systems" and the unwavering support of the Central Government, Hong Kong has developed into Asia's leading world-class city. She also highlighted the close people-to-people links and arts and cultural exchanges between Hong Kong and Australia and believed that with the opening of the M+ museum in November 2021 and the Hong Kong Palace Museum this month, the West Kowloon Cultural District would surely be another "must-have" item on many Aussies' bucket lists. Miss Lim added that HKETO will continue to travel to different places in Australia and New Zealand to strengthen connections with its important counterparts and showcase the exemplary achievements of Hong Kong over the past quarter century.

Reception in Brisbane

14 July 2022
Reception in Brisbane

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Reception in Brisbane Reception in Brisbane

Reception held in Brisbane to celebrate 25th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR

HKETO hosted a reception in Brisbane on 14 July to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The reception was well attended by around 100 guests from various sectors. Addressing the guests, the Director of HKETO Sydney, Miss Trista Lim, highlighted that Hong Kong and Australia have long enjoyed strong economic and trade ties, with Australia being Hong Kong’s 8th largest trading partner in services and 20th largest merchandise trading partner. Hong Kong is also Australia’s 5th largest source of foreign investment. Miss Lim then stressed that a prosperous and bright future awaits Hong Kong as it actively integrates into the country’s overall development. Blessed with immense opportunities in the Greater Bay Area development and the National 14th Five-Year Plan, Hong Kong is the most effective gateway and springboard between the world and Mainland China, and will definitely be "the destination" for businesses and people looking to excel and succeed.

Reception in Adelaide

20 July 2022
Reception in Adelaide

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Reception held in Adelaide to celebrate 25th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR

HKETO hosted a reception in Adelaide on 20 July to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR. The Director of HKETO Sydney, Miss Trista Lim, stressed that underpinned by an open and free market, a robust institutional framework, free flow of capital, a simple and low tax regime as well as a deep pool of multi-cultural talents, Hong Kong has always been the destination for businesses and people looking for boundless opportunities and potential. Miss Lim also highlighted Hong Kong's strong trade relationship and people-to-people links with Australia. Miss Lim added that the unique advantages under “one country, two systems” have made it possible for Hong Kong to fully integrate into the country’s overall development, as Hong Kong continues to strengthen its ties with the international world and enhance its status as an international metropolis.

Reception in Auckland

2 Aug 2022
Reception in Auckland

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Reception in Auckland Reception in Auckland

Reception held in Auckland to celebrate 25th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR

HKETO hosted a reception in Auckland, New Zealand on 2 August to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR. The event was well attended by over 130 guests. Addressing the reception in a virtual speech, the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Algernon Yau, shared that with the unique advantages of "one country, two systems" and the unwavering support of the Central Government, Hong Kong has grown and prospered as Asia's leading world-class city and will actively integrate into the country's overall development. On the long-standing relationship between Hong Kong and New Zealand, Mr Yau noted that New Zealand is the first foreign economy that Hong Kong entered into a free trade agreement with and Hong Kong looks forward to joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement to pursue further economic advancement with its members, including New Zealand. The Director of HKETO Sydney, Miss Trista Lim, said in her welcoming remarks that the theme of the 25th anniversary, "A New Era – Stability • Prosperity • Opportunity", captures Hong Kong's exemplary achievements and the strong confidence in a promising future. She looks forward to telling more good stories of Hong Kong in the years to come.

Reception in Perth

10 August 2022
Reception in Perth

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Reception in Perth Reception in Perth

Reception held in Perth to celebrate 25th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR

HKETO hosted a reception in Perth on 10 August to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR. Addressing the guests, the Director of HKETO Sydney, Miss Trista Lim, said that the principle of “one country, two systems” has been a cornerstone of Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability in the past quarter century, ensuring the city’s unparalleled connectivity with Mainland China while preserving its competitive advantages. Miss Lim further highlighted the strong economic and trade ties between Hong Kong and Australia as well as the close people-to-people links and arts and cultural exchange. She added that Hong Kong will seize the boundless opportunities under the National 14th Five-Year Plan the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area development to create strong impetus for growth, and there will be many more exciting stories ahead.

Convergence dance performance in Sydney

23 Aug 2022
“Convergence” dance performance in Sydney

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“Convergence” dance performance presented in Sydney to celebrate HKSAR 25th anniversary

HKETO presented a dance performance “Convergence - A Journey of Chinese Dance & Martial Arts” in Sydney on 23 August to mark the 25th anniversary of the HKSAR. In collaboration with Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) and Sydney Dance Company (SDC), the performance fostered the cultural exchange between Hong Kong and Australia in a hybrid format through an in-person performance by pre-professional year dancers from SDC, an online dance production “Convergence” by HKDC as well as a virtual live dialogue session with representatives of HKDC. The event was well-received by around 100 audience.

Addressing the guests, the Director of HKETO Sydney, Miss Trista Lim, said that the name of “Convergence” not only showcases the interdisciplinary collaborations of dance and martial arts, but also represents the uniqueness of Hong Kong as a melting pot of Chinese and Western cultures. She also welcomed all international dance companies to take the stage at the Lyric Theatre Complex at the West Kowloon Cultural District to be completed in 2024.

Experience Hong Kong held in Sydney to celebrate 25th anniversary of HKSAR

27 Aug 2022
Experience Hong Kong in Sydney

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Experience Hong Kong held in Sydney to celebrate 25th anniversary of HKSAR Experience Hong Kong held in Sydney to celebrate 25th anniversary of HKSAR Experience Hong Kong held in Sydney to celebrate 25th anniversary of HKSAR
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Experience Hong Kong held in Sydney to celebrate 25th anniversary of HKSAR

A fascinating extravaganza "Experience Hong Kong" was held on 27 August at the Hordern Pavilion in Moore Park, Sydney to offer Sydneysiders a fun-filled day with a unique Hong Kong cultural and culinary experience. Organised by the New South Wales Chapter of the Hong Kong Australia Business Association and supported by HKETO, the event received overwhelming response with over 10 000 people attended. Food stalls delivering signature Hong Kong delicacies, as well as activities including a lion dance, martial arts, tai chi and a Chinese calligraphy demonstration, were presented for visitors to enjoy. Free rides on two vintage Hong Kong double-decker buses were also popular highlights at the event.

Addressing the event in a speech delivered via video, the Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism of the HKSAR, Mr Kevin Yeung, said that with the dedication of the Government in recent years, Hong Kong is definitely one of the most important cultural and sports hubs in the world. In addition to highlighting the West Kowloon Cultural District as one of the world's largest cultural projects, Mr Yeung shared with the participants the latest sports developments of Hong Kong, including the great success achieved by Hong Kong athletes in the recent Olympic Games.

Young Professional Career & Networking Event

2 Sep 2022
Young Professional Career & Networking Event

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Director of HKETO Sydney attended the Young Professional Career & Networking Event organised by the Victoria Chapter of the Hong Kong Australia Business Association

The Director of HKETO Sydney, Miss Trista Lim, attended the “Business Trends and Forecasts Post COVID-19” Young Professional Career & Networking Event organised by the Victoria Chapter of Hong Kong Australia Business Association on 2 September. Miss Lim said that Hong Kong is home to a diverse talent pool, equipped with the skills, knowledge and international outlook to drive business in Hong Kong and beyond. She stressed that boundless opportunities lie ahead as the National 14th Five-Year Plan and the Greater Bay Area development create strong impetus for Hong Kong’s growth. She also introduced various talent attraction initiatives in Hong Kong including the doubling of the annual quota of the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme and the expansion of the Talent List.

Chinese music concert in Melbourne celebrates 25th  anniversary of establishment of HKSAR

4 Sep 2022
"HK 25 & Chao Feng 40" Chinese music concert in Melbourne

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Chinese music concert in Melbourne celebrates 25th  anniversary of establishment of HKSAR Chinese music concert in Melbourne celebrates 25th  anniversary of establishment of HKSAR
Chinese music concert in Melbourne celebrates 25th  anniversary of establishment of HKSAR Chinese music concert in Melbourne celebrates 25th  anniversary of establishment of HKSAR

Chinese music concert in Melbourne celebrates 25th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR

HKETO presented the "HK 25 & Chao Feng 40" Chinese music concert in Melbourne on 4 September to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the HKSAR. The concert was well-received by over 900 guests. Various classic masterpieces were performed by Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra to bring the audience an unforgettable experience of traditional Chinese music. Speaking at the opening of the concert, the Director of HKETO Sydney, Miss Trista Lim, said that as a melting pot of Chinese and Western cultures, Hong Kong has brought together dynamic talents to promote cultural exchange between East and West. The Government will continue to adopt a multi-pronged approach to realise the positioning of Hong Kong as a hub for arts and cultural exchanges between China and the rest of the world as supported under the National 14th Five-Year Plan.

Chinese music concert in Melbourne celebrates 25th  anniversary of establishment of HKSAR

9-11 Sep 2022
“Making Waves - Navigators of Hong Kong Cinema”

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Hong Kong films make waves in Sydney to celebrate 25th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR Hong Kong films make waves in Sydney to celebrate 25th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR
Hong Kong films make waves in Sydney to celebrate 25th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR Hong Kong films make waves in Sydney to celebrate 25th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR

Hong Kong films make waves in Sydney to celebrate 25th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR

HKETO supported the “Making Waves - Navigators of Hong Kong Cinema” to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR. Presented by Create Hong Kong in collaboration with the New South Wales Chapter of the Hong Kong Australia Business Association, eight Hong Kong films were screened from 9 to 11 September in Sydney to showcase the vibrancy and diversity of Hong Kong film industry. A reception was held before the screening of Table for Six to kick-start the programme. Addressing the audience, the Director of HKETO Sydney, Miss Trista Lim, said that Hong Kong is a leading film-making centre in Asia and is renowned as a cosmopolitan city full of creativity. She added that the National 14th Five-Year Plan indicates clear support for Hong Kong’s development into a hub for arts and cultural exchanges between China and the rest of the world. Hong Kong will seize upon its unique creative atmosphere where Chinese and Western cultures meet to position Hong Kong as Asia’s city of culture and creativity.

Director Sunny Chan and actress Stephy Tang of Table for Six also met with the Sydney audience via a live holo-presence before the start of the screening. The programme marked the conclusion of the celebration events hosted by HKETO.

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